7 Night Christmas 2024 Murray Princess Cruise MR725D

Best Available Price From
$2,899 Per Person
Deposit From Only
$250 Per Person
Departs Mannum
Returns Mannum
Departure Date 23 DEC 2024
Group Size 120

Monday 23rd December 2024 – Cruise Departs Mannum at 4:30 pm (Boarding from 2:30 pm)

Celebrate Christmas onboard the 7-Night Christmas 2024 Murray Princess Cruise on what will be a very special 7-night Special Event Christmas 2024 Cruise.

Discover the dramatic South Australian outback on a cruise along Australia’s great inland highway. This 7-night cruise is a unique historic and nature-based adventure through ancient gorges and red gum forests, past towering sandstone cliffs, and exploring historic ports, local vineyards, and nature trails. Enjoy leisurely cruising 320 kilometers of the heart of the great Murray River between Blanchetown and Murray Bridge and take in the breathtaking Riverland. This cruise also includes a complimentary coach tour of the famous Barossa and its wineries.

Book the 7-Night Christmas 2024 Murray Princess Cruise today!

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Highlights

  • Depart historic Mannum
  • Free time to explore Murray Bridge or tour the historic Roundhouse
  • Optional Monarto Safari Park Wildlife Tour (additional cost)
  • Guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat
  • Riverland food & wine tasting (A tasting of 2 Reds & 2 White wines & local produce)
  • Get up close to the river birdlife on board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat
  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown
  • Cellar door tastings at Burk Salter Boutique Winery
  • Walking tour of Swan Reach township, visit the Swan Reach Museum (gold coin donation at entry)
  • Big Bend towering sandstone cliffs
  • Sunnydale Woolshed Show and Native Wildlife Shelter
  • Riverside Aussie Barbecue
  • Optional Nocturnal Tour at Sunnydale in purpose-built cart (additional cost)
  • Optional Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional cost)
  • Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites
  • Scenic tender boat ride
  • Christmas themed activities, festivities & carols

Inclusions

  • All meals (table d’hote and a la carte menus)
  • An exciting selection of onshore tours
  • Guided nature walks & eco-excursions
  • Onboard presentations
  • Use of gym
  • Live entertainment
  • Lift access from Randell Deck to Sturt Deck
  • Option of coach transfers from Adelaide, or return to the Adelaide Airport
  • Car parking in Mannum (coach and car parking bookings essential)

Tour Pricing

For travel between 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2025. All prices are per person.

Twin ShareSingleTriple Share
Inside Cabin$2899$4159N/A
Outside Cabin$3999$5754$3173
Stateroom$5189$7479$4089
Monarto Safari Park Wildlife Tour$75 per person
Car Parking $105 per vehicle
Coach Transfers$110 per person

The above fares are based on cabins with 2 x single beds. Inside and Outside Cabins with a double bed incur a surcharge (no surcharge applies for Staterooms). * Surcharge applies to some special event cruises.

Additional accommodation pre or post-cruise/tour is priced from*, prices will vary depending on the season. This will be confirmed when providing a price and will be optional. 

Prices & Dates

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    Itinerary

    SAMPLE ITINERARY: 7 Night Christmas Cruise – subject to change

    • 1 Friday 22nd December 2023 (Dinner)

      Mid-afternoon the Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, the birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication, and heads downriver while you enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

      As we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Mundurra, you may see nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank. Watch for kangaroos, hairy-nosed wombats, tortoises, egrets, and many other species. This evening enjoy the evening entertainment of ‘Murder on the Murray Princess’.

    • 2 Saturday 23rd December 2023 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

      In 1879 the first bridge to span the Murray River was built at Edwards Crossing, which quickly became the bustling township of Murray Bridge. After a hearty breakfast, choose to join a guided tour of the town’s historic landmarks and local attractions or go on a wildlife tour at Monarto Safari Park (additional cost).

      Those who choose to experience Monarto Safari Park will arrive back on board the PS Murray Princess in time for lunch then join us in the Sturt Dining Room for a special presentation on the bounty of food and wine produced in the Riverland.

      This afternoon, we continue our journey upriver and tonight we moor at Salt Bush Flat. After dinner, join in Christmas Karaoke and sing many of the favourite Christmas carols and songs with your fellow passengers.

    • 3 Sunday 24th December 2023 (Christmas Eve) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

      All ashore for the guided nature walk where your guide will share the secrets of the local flora and fauna. It’s a great way to get in a little exercise before the Murray Princess departs and cruises a little further upriver.

      Near Fromm Landing, we turn and head downriver to River View Lodge (near Piggy Flat / Coolcha) where your discovery vessel awaits for a wildlife tour. Travelling in small, personalised groups, we explore the maze of the river and the birdlife is amazing. Watch for darters, herons, and egrets feeding along the river’s muddy edges.

      The afternoon offers a choice of bocce or fishing challenges before a delicious dinner in the Sturt Dining Room followed by an evening of entertainment.

    • 4 Monday 25th December 2023 (Christmas Day) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

      Merry Christmas everyone! Wake up Christmas morning and experience the magic of the Murray River. We leave Younghusband and head back to Mannum for the day.

      Delight in some Christmas festivities with a traditional Christmas Day lunch and celebrations. The afternoon offers a choice of bocce or cricket onshore before departing Mannum and cruising upriver to our overnight mooring at Caurnamont.

      This evening, celebrate Christmas evening with a special Christmas party in the Sturt Dining Room.

    • 5 Tuesday 26th December 2023 (Boxing Day) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

      Daybreak and it’s time for the keen photographers to be out to capture the special light and the morning movement of wildlife. Prolific birdlife includes pelicans, wrens, and swans. Enjoy a leisurely morning and lunch cruising upriver to Blanchetown through one of 13 locks which maintain the flow and levels of water.

      This afternoon we moor opposite to the township of Blanchetown for our overnight anchorage. As the last rays of the sun fade, we visit Burk Salter Boutique Winery and enjoy wine tasting at the cellar door which is fitted out with beautiful red gum bars. After dinner, join us for all the fun and excitement, and participate in our “Murray River Cup”.

    • 6 Wednesday 27th December 2023 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

      After breakfast cruise down river to picturesque Swan Reach. The town was first settled in the 1850s and was originally the largest of five sheep and cattle stations in the area and is now home to native flower and fruit growers. The original Swan Reach homestead is now the Swan Reach Hotel where you can enjoy an ale or cappuccino overlooking the Murray River (own expense). Join a walking tour and visit the Swan Reach Museum (gold coin donation at entry). Cruise downriver after lunch and take in the tranquillity as the landscape slides by. Catch up with friends over a coffee or drink whilst enjoying the magnificent scenery.

      When we arrive at Sunnydale, it’s all ashore for the Woolshed Show as we recreate typical Australian woolshed history. Later we visit the Native Wildlife Shelter where some of South Australia’s most interesting native animals are cared for. And then of course, there is the great Aussie Barbecue – cooked and served in a bush setting on the banks of the mighty Murray River.

      An optional Nocturnal Tour (additional cost) in a comfortable purpose-built cart is available after dinner where you may see kangaroos, wombats, foxes, bats, and owls by powerful spotlights. Special stops along the way are included to view the spectacular night sky which is part of the River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve.

    • 7 Thursday 28th December 2023 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

      After an optional Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional cost) or a bush walk with the Captain, we slowly cruise downriver past magnificent cliffs scoured by the river over millions of years. We reach Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites, for a step back in time – tens of thousands of years – for a guided boardwalk tour to view ancient rock carvings and to learn about aboriginal history in the area.

      We return to the vessel to cruise downriver to Younghusband. Along the way, adventure seekers can also take a scenic tender boat ride. Tonight, join your fellow passengers for a delicious final night dinner and enjoy the evening entertainment.

    • 8 Friday 29th December 2023 (Breakfast)

      We leave Younghusband and head back to Mannum. After breakfast we reluctantly say farewell as we arrive at the Mannum Wharf.

       

    • 9 Optional Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional cost)

      For that special experience, PS Murray Princess passengers can enjoy bush tucker, combined with a traditional breakfast on the shores of the Murray River wetlands at Big Bend. Your hosts will collect you from Murray Princess when you’re on the 4 Night Outback Heritage, 7 Night Murraylands & Wildlife, and 7 Night Upper Murraylands Cruises, and transport you to the bush kitchen for a 3-course breakfast.

      The sample menu includes:

      • Kangaroo sausage
      • Double smoked bacon
      • Tomatoes flavoured with  native pepper and samphire
      • Mushroom with coolamon herbs
      • Scrambled Egg with boobialla seasoning and ground saltbush
      • Aussie Dukka toast with assorted jams
      • Wattleseed pancakes with lemon myrtle butter
      • Eucalypt flavoured billy tea or coffee

      The early morning sounds of the river and its birdlife create a peaceful ambience for the start of your day.

      • Departs: 8am on Thursday mornings
      • Price: $40 to $50 per person, depending on the price at the time of booking
    • 10 Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Conservation Park

      Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve is one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites. Step back in time – tens of thousands of years – for a guided boardwalk tour to view ancient rock carvings and to learn about Aboriginal history in the area.

      Meet the local guides and learn about the traditional landowners, the Nganguraku people, and their Dreamings and oral histories. The easy lower section of the tour reveals ancient rock carvings, while the top section (accessed by stairs) features remnants of early habitation and tools. Good footwear is essential and souvenirs are available for purchase at the site.

      • Departs: Thursday mornings.
      • Price: Included in the cruise price.

      Please note that this tour is available on the 4 Night Murray River Outback Heritage Cruise, 7 Night Murraylands and Wildlife Cruise, & 7 Night Upper Murraylands Cruise.

    • 11 OPTIONAL MONARTO SAFARI PARK WILDLIFE TOUR (additional cost)

      On arrival at Murray Bridge on Saturday (from 9.00 am) the Wild Awaits and a coach will be waiting to transfer you to Monarto Safari Park, the largest Safari Park outside of Africa spanning more than 1,500 hectares and home to more than 50 species of exotic and native mammals, birds and reptiles.

      You will travel through the Safari Park with commentary provided by one of Monarto Safari Parks tour hosts as you admire animals such as Giraffe, Eland, Zebra, White Rhinoceros, Cheetah, Lions, Hyena, and African Painted Dogs. You will also pass through the Asian Grasslands offering a chance to catch a glimpse of Indian Antelope, Mesopotamian Deer, Black Rhino, American Bison, red Deer, Przewalksi Horse and Scimitar-horned Oryx.

      After the tour, you will have some free time in the new Visitor Centre, gift shop, and café before returning to Murray Bridge to re-board the Murray Princess in time for lunch at 11.25 am.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change without notice.

    MR7 Xmas Dec

    Your Boat

    This amazing river cruise boat is a true inland paddle-wheeler, purpose-built for the Murray River. This classic riverboat was designed as a modern romantic representative of a riverboat similar to hundreds of such vessels that used to trade up and down the Murray River. These days most Murray River vessels have imitation paddles, however, this boat boast authentic, massive stern-propelled paddlewheels used to cruise the river.

    Catering to 120 passengers, the boat offers passengers a unique river boat small ship cruise on the Murray River. Join only the finest Captains and crew who are passionate about what they do and are delighted to share with you their knowledge and stories. Onboard the paddle wheeler the dining saloon is spacious with a character and charm of yesteryear. The paddle wheeler will offer you a relaxed and informal experience coupled with the warmth and friendliness so unique to a Murray River cruise.

    Dining
    Dining aboard includes delicious seasonal menus, including local, fresh produce. Salmon, scotch fillet, chicken, quiche, lamb shanks, and pork cutlets – you’ll have the option to enjoy them all in the Dining Room on the Sturt Deck. Each meal is accompanied by coffee or tea. There is also a Captain’s Dinner and buffet dining, with a special campfire barbecue on the banks of the Murray River during the 4 and 7-night cruises. All special dietary and allergy information must be advised. Where possible, staff will endeavour to meet your requests. As a guide, we regularly cater to Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Diabetic and non-Seafood passengers.

    Facilities
    Gym, two bars, two lounges, single-sitting dining saloon; speed boat; gift shop, library, and video/DVD; lift (Randell, Cadell & Sturt Decks only); free Wi-Fi, guest laundry, and 24-hour tea and coffee facilities. Please be advised that the sun deck, all cabins, and public rooms are non-smoking.

    Smoking is permitted in designated areas of the outside decks only. As a courtesy to your fellow passengers, please refrain from smoking pipes and cigars. Cigarettes are not sold on board. Smoking areas are restricted to the Sturt Deck in front of the bar area and the Randell Deck forward deck.

    Accommodation
    The boat has 60 cabins and staterooms each with a private bathroom ensuite, electric blankets, soap, shampoo, hairdryers, air-conditioning, towels, and daily servicing. Each cabin is approximately 12 sq metres. Four of the outside cabins and their ensuite bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Two cabins located on Randell Deck are opposite the lift for easy access to the dining and lounge decks. View the deck plan.

    Staterooms (6) spacious Staterooms are located on the Randell and Cadell decks. Each stateroom offers a queen bed (four have an extra single bed) and opens onto the outside deck walkway. Minibars, fridges, and tea and coffee-making facilities are also included.

    Outside Cabins (45) are located on Randell and Cadell Decks and the majority of these cabins have twin bedding with limited double-bedded cabins available. Each outside cabin opens onto the outside deck walkway with picture windows to view the passing scenery.

    Inside Cabins (9) are located on the lower Chaffey Deck and open onto a wide inside passageway. Inside cabins offer twin bedding with limited double-bedded cabins available and have portholes facing the outside. Inside Cabins are accessed via stairs, there is no lift access to this deck.

    Getting around the Murray Princess
    The PS Murray Princess has five passenger decks. All decks are accessible by stairwells of approximately 10 to 14 steps. A lift services three decks – Randell, Cadell, and Sturt Decks.

    Public Rooms
    The following public rooms are situated on decks with lift access:

    • Dining Room and Bar: Located on Sturt Deck
    • Paddlewheel Lounge: Situated at the stern of the vessel over two levels. The lower lounge is situated on Randell Deck and includes gift shop and café and the upper lounge is situated on Cadell Deck The following public rooms are situated on decks without lift access:
    • Laundry and Gym: Located on Chaffey Deck and are only accessible by stairwells
    • Sun deck: Located on the upper deck and is only accessible by a steep shallow set of stairs

    Accessible Cabins
    The Murray Princess has four cabins specially designed for wheelchairs. Two cabins feature twin beds and two feature a double bed and a single bed. Please note the images above show one of the accessible cabins.
    Special Features:

    • Wheelchair access doors and bathrooms
    • Continuous level bathrooms
    • Telephone contact with 24hr emergency numbers
    • Handrails
    • Hand-held shower
    • 2 mirrors in the bathroom – one at normal height, one at wheelchair height
    • All cabins have shower chairs and other equipment is available on request
    • Height of beds 60 cm from floor to top of the mattress to enable passengers to slide off the chair onto the bed with no difficulty.

    Additional Information

    Cruise Inclusions
    All meals (table d’hote and a la carte menus),  An exciting selection of onshore tours, Guided nature walks & eco excursions, Onboard presentations, Use of the gym, and Live entertainment. Not Included: Drinks, Optional tours & services, Coach Transfers, or Carparking.

    Accommodation
    The boat has 60 cabins and staterooms each with private bathroom ensuite, electric blankets, soap, shampoo, hairdryers, air-conditioning, towels, and daily servicing. Each cabin is approximately 12 sq meters. Four of the outside cabins and their ensuite bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Two cabins located on Randell Deck are opposite the lift for easy access to the dining and lounge decks. View the deck plan.

    Staterooms (6) spacious Staterooms are located on the Randell and Cadell decks. Each stateroom offers a queen bed (four have an extra single bed) and opens onto the outside deck walkway. Minibars, fridges, and tea and coffee-making facilities are also included.

    Outside Cabins (45) are located on Randell and Cadell Decks and the majority of these cabins have twin bedding with limited double-bedded cabins available. Each outside cabin opens onto the outside deck walkway with picture windows to view the passing scenery.

    Inside Cabins (9) are located on the lower Chaffey Deck and open onto a wide inside passageway. Inside cabins offer twin bedding with limited double-bedded cabins available and have portholes facing the outside. Inside Cabins are accessed via stairs, there is no lift access to this deck.

    Getting around the Murray Princess
    The PS Murray Princess has five passenger decks. All decks are accessible by stairwells of approximately 10 to 14 steps. A lift services three decks – Randell, Cadell, and Sturt Decks.

    Public Rooms
    The following public rooms are situated on decks with lift access:

    • Dining Room and Bar: Located on Sturt Deck
    • Paddlewheel Lounge: Situated at the stern of the vessel over two levels. The lower lounge is situated on Randell Deck and includes a gift shop and café and the upper lounge is situated on Cadell Deck The following public rooms are situated on decks without lift access:
    • Laundry and Gym: Located on Chaffey Deck and are only accessible by stairwells
    • Sun deck: Located on the upper deck and is only accessible by a steep shallow set of stairs

    Accessible Cabins
    The Murray Princess has four cabins specially designed for wheelchairs. Two cabins feature twin beds and two feature a double bed and a single bed. Please note the images above show one of the accessible cabins.

    Special Features:

    •  Wheelchair access doors and bathrooms
    •  Continuous level bathrooms
    •  Telephone contact with 24hr emergency numbers
    •  Handrails
    •  Hand-held shower
    •  2 mirrors in the bathroom – one at normal height, one at wheelchair height
    •  All cabins have shower chairs and other equipment is available on request

    Height of beds 60cm from floor to top of the mattress to enable passengers to slide off the chair onto the bed with no difficulty.

    Cruise Check-in
    You will require a Photo ID for each passenger (driver’s licence or passport), or some form of acceptable identification and your travel documents. Your travel is subject to the terms and conditions of the Passengers Cruise Contract, which you will complete when booking your cruise.

    Cruise Departure
    The Murray Princess cruises depart and return to Mannum at 4:30 pm. You can check in from 2.30 pm. Please ensure you arrive at the vessel no later than 4.00 pm. Please refer to your itinerary for boarding times and locations, note that special itineraries may have different departure and return information.

    Coach Transfer Departures
    Coach transfer must be pre-booked, at an additional cost. Coach Transfers depart from the below Adelaide CBD locations:

    • Adelaide Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street Adelaide at 1:20 pm
    • Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square Adelaide at 1:30 pm
    • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, 55 Frome Street Adelaide at 1:35 pm
    • Crowne Plaza Adelaide, 27 Frome Street Adelaide at 1:35 pm
    • Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 150 North Terrace Adelaide at 1:45 pm
    • The Terrace Hotel Adelaide, 208 South Terrace Adelaide at 2:00 pm

    Coach Transfer Returns
    Coach transfer must be pre-booked. Coach Transfers back to the below Adelaide locations departs Mannum at 9.30 am and arrives in Adelaide at approx. 11:00 am– 11:30amor 5:30 pm after optional Barossa Wine and Heritage tour:

    • Adelaide Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street Adelaide
    • Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square Adelaide
    • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, 55 Frome Street Adelaide
    • Crowne Plaza Adelaide, 27 Frome Street Adelaide
    • Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 150 North Terrace Adelaide
    • The Terrace Hotel Adelaide, 208 South Terrace Adelaide
    • Adelaide Airport (12:00pm / 6:00pm)

    You may choose to be transferred to the Adelaide Airport, your arrival time will be approximately 12:00 pm or 6:00 pm. Please allow at least 3 hours after arrival for your flights to allow for possible delays getting to the airport.

    PLEASE NOTE: Departure and return times may vary on a few of our Special Event Cruises. Please check your cruise itinerary for this information.

    Cruise Car Parking
    Park your vehicle in the car parking in front of the Murray Princess; after you have checked in and your luggage has been stowed on the vessel, our crew will direct you to the parking facilities. Please note every care will be taken but parking is at the passenger’s own risk. Car parking is subject to availability and pre-booking is required.

    Those who are self-driving can board from 2.30 pm.

    Car parking facilities are unable to accommodate caravans or motorhomes. Please contact the Mannum Caravan Park on (08) 8569 1402 to make a booking.

    Self-drive directions from Adelaide CBD to Mannum
    Travel on the South Eastern Freeway (National Highway M1) and take the Monarto Turnoff. Follow the signs to Mannum. When you arrive at Mannum, turn off Randell Street into Trewartha Street to Mary Ann Reserve. Park your vehicle in the car park in Mary Ann Reserve and proceed to check in on board the Murray Princess.

    Fitness To Travel
    The passenger warrants that they are physically fit and capable of undertaking the cruise. For full details please refer to the Passengers Cruise Contract and Guidelines for Limited Mobility and Fitness to Travel information. The Passenger Cruise Contract and Special Dietary & Allergy Information Form must be completed and returned along with your deposit or within 48 hours of full payment when booking online. Please retain a copy of this Passenger Cruise Contract for your personal reference.
    Travel Insurance is highly recommended.

    All Passengers: The Carrier reserves the right to refuse passage to a passenger, or to disembark a passenger, who has failed to give proper notice of physical disability, illness, or handicap requiring special care, attention, or treatment or who in the Carrier’s opinion is physically or mentally unfit for travel. Please refer to Clause 8 of the Passenger Cruise Contract.

    Download Guidelines for Limited Mobility and Fitness to Travel

    Onboard Food and Drinks
    Menus: Aboard the Murray Princess, and you will enjoy a seasonal menu, including local, fresh produce. Salmon, scotch fillet, chicken, quiche, lamb shanks, and pork cutlets – you’ll have the option to enjoy them all in the Dining Room on the Sturt Deck. Each meal is accompanied by coffee or tea. *Menus are subject to change without notice.

    Drinks: A wide variety of drinks, including wine, beer, cocktails, aperitifs, and soft drinks, are available for purchase from the bar. There is a large range of wines from South Australian wineries, including Banrock Station, Burk Salter’s Winery, and Yalumba. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails are also available for you to enjoy.

    Special Dietary and Allergy Requirements Form
    All special dietary and allergy information must be advised by completing your Passenger Cruise Contract when your deposit is paid. Where possible, requests will be met. As a guide, chefs regularly cater to Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian, Diabetic and non-seafood passengers.

    A range of gluten-free products is carried on board the PS Murray Princess including gluten-free/dairy-free bread, a selection of breakfast cereals, gluten-free/dairy-free margarine, soy milk (light and regular), rice milk, a small selection of sweet biscuits, and rice crackers. All of our sauces and gravys’ are made on-board and thickened with gluten-free corn starch. These menus have been prepared for your enjoyment, so please do not hesitate to discuss these options with your waiting staff or Cruise Director. All menus are indicative and subject to change without notice.

    Sale Prices
    Sale prices will be listed on the website and are subject to availability at the time of booking. Discounts are off standard fare price only. Special Conditions and Important Information:

    • Limited availability – a select number of cabins have been set aside for this special fare.
    • Once these cabins have been sold, prices revert to Standard Fares.
    • Valid for new bookings only.
    • Savings apply to cruise fares only – they do not apply to other fees/charges including onboard drinks & services, onshore tours, pre/post accommodation, or other fees/surcharges that may be applied from time to time.
    • Not valid with any other discount or special offer unless otherwise stated.
    • Special prices, itineraries, and conditions may apply to all Sale Offers and Special Event Cruises.

    Booking Terms and Conditions
    Be aware that some confirmed bookings are not refundable if cancelled, and also may not be transferable to another date or otherwise changed. Alternatively, a change may only be permissible subject to payment of an additional fee or charge. Your entitlement to a refund for cancelled bookings is subject to the relevant Supplier’s terms and conditions. Please note that if we are entitled to a service fee for placing a booking, we will remain entitled to this fee if you cancel the booking or the Supplier fails to provide you with the Product for any reason (other than our default), including in an event of Force Majeure. We will be entitled to deduct our service fee from any refund we receive on your behalf before remitting the balance to you. Suppliers’ fees are outlined in their relevant terms and conditions.

    Please review the full Terms and Conditions and Schedule of Fees prior to making a booking.

    Supplier Terms and Conditions Cancellation Summary:
    Full payment is required 90 days from departure (conditions may vary for special offers, event cruises, or group bookings).
    All deposits are non-refundable. In addition to the loss of deposit: More than 60 days before departure – $50 per person. Between 30 and 60 days before departure – Loss of deposit. Between 15 and 30 days before departure – 50% of the total cost. Less than 14 days before departure – 100% of the total cost.

    Cruise Review

    Even better than expected. My best friend and I chose the 3 night river cruise as a way to spend time together while living in separate states. We expected it to be a quiet relaxing few days with lots of “oldies”. In fact we very active 70 year olds were by no means the youngest on board and , with all the activities on offer, we were kept very busy and met such a lot of interesting, fun people over the few days. The crew were friendly and professional, food was good if not adventurous, the scenery absolutely stunning and so varied, all viewed from our gorgeous home vessel the Murray Princess. Yes, the cabins are very basic and tiny but served the purpose. You do need to be tidy! We ladies had such a good time we are planning to take our husbands back for the 4 night trip. It is such an Aussie adventure. Ruth

    We did the 4 day Murray Princess cruise . The cruise is very relaxing with delicious food and very friendly staff. A great experience. The river is so beautiful. I hadn’t expected such gorgeous scenery. The boat was great, just big enough with several lounges. There wasn’t any over crowding in any part of the boat. The excursions were good too. The cabins although small were well set out and we didn’t have any problems with space. Beds were comfy. Only thing I can recommend is that the coffee shop be opened at 7am for us coffee lovers who love a good cappuccino first thing in the mornings. There was a coffee/tea station available 24 hours a day with biscuits and a big fruit basket which was appreciated. All in all a fabulous experience and I recommend everyone take a trip down the Murray River. Colleen

    Starting from Mannum for a Murray River Cruise on the Murray Princess. We had a great 4 night cruise on the Murray Princess last week. We especially liked the time we spent at the Sunnydale property checking out the sheep shearing display and going for a spotlighting tour around the property that night. The Murray Princess crew also put on a great BBQ and show as well. The crew were great in all areas of making sure of our comfort, entertain and food requirements. Judith C

    FAQs

    • Murray Princess departure, arrival and transfer information

      Coach Transfer Departures
      Coach transfer must be pre-booked. Coach Transfers depart from the below Adelaide CBD locations:

      • Adelaide Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street Adelaide at 1:20pm
      • Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square Adelaide at 1:30pm
      • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, 55 Frome Street Adelaide at 1:35pm
      • Crowne Plaza Adelaide, 27 Frome Street Adelaide at 1:35pm
      • Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 150 North Terrace Adelaide at 1:45pm
      • The Terrace Hotel Adelaide, 208 South Terrace Adelaide at 2:00pm

      Coach Transfer Returns
      Coach transfer must be pre-booked. Coach Transfers back to the below Adelaide locations, depart Mannum at 9.30 am and arrive in Adelaide at approx. 11:00 am– 11:30amor 5:30 pm after optional Barossa Wine and Heritage tour:

      • Adelaide Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street Adelaide
      • Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square Adelaide
      • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, 55 Frome Street Adelaide
      • Crowne Plaza Adelaide, 27 Frome Street Adelaide
      • Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 150 North Terrace Adelaide
      • The Terrace Hotel Adelaide, 208 South Terrace Adelaide
      • Adelaide Airport (12:00pm / 6:00pm)

      You may choose to be transferred to the Adelaide Airport, your arrival time will be approximately 12:00 pm or 6:00 pm. Please allow at least 3 hours after arrival for your flights to allow for possible delays getting to the airport.

      PLEASE NOTE: Departure and return times may vary on a few of our Special Event Cruises. Please check your cruise itinerary for this information.

      Cruise Car Parking
      Park your vehicle in the car parking in front of the Murray Princess; after you have checked in and your luggage has been stowed on the vessel, our crew will direct you to the parking facilities. Please note every care will be taken but parking is at the passenger’s own risk. Car parking is subject to availability and pre-booking is required.

      Those who are self-driving can board from 2.30 pm

      Car parking facilities are unable to accommodate caravans or motorhomes. Please contact the Mannum Caravan Park on (08) 8569 1402 to make a booking.

      Self-drive directions from Adelaide CBD to Mannum.
      Travel on the South Eastern Freeway (National Highway M1) and take the Monarto Turnoff. Follow the signs to Mannum. When you arrive at Mannum, turn off Randell Street into Trewartha Street to Mary Ann Reserve. Park your vehicle in the car park in Mary Ann Reserve and proceed to check in on board the Murray Princess.

    • I have limited mobility, is there anything I should know for the Murray Princess cruises?

      For the cruises on the P.S. Murray Princess you will have access to a lift if you are booking an outside or stateroom cabin. However if you are booking an inside cabin you will have to manage 10 stairs. The boat has accessibility access and walkways for walkers, wheel chairs and motorised wheelchairs. If you require further information please contact us to discuss.

    • Is there a doctor onboard?

      The ships crews do not include a doctor, however the ship’s Officers are trained in First Aid. There is no pharmacy onboard. Please ensure you bring adequate prescription medicines you may require.

    • Do I need to prove that I am fit enough to undertake a Murray Princess cruise?

      The passenger warrants that they are physically fit and capable of undertaking the cruise. For full details please ask our helpful sales team for more details.

    • Can we swim in the river?
      Yes. If you wish to swim in the river please seek advise from one of the deck staff as to the easiest and safest method of doing so.
    • Are my valuables safe?

      For your convenience valuables may be lodged with the Captain for safe keeping in the Captain’s safe. The company accepts no liability.

    • What will the weather be like?

      Rain or shine, waters on the Murray always make for smooth sailing. As a guide, expected seasonal temperatures range from 16-35 degrees Celsius during summer and 6-17 degrees Celsius during winter.

    • Can I smoke on the boat?

      Smoking is only permitted in the areas designated for smoking, such as the rear deck. As a courtesy to your fellow passengers please refrain from smoking pipes and cigars. Cigarettes are not sold onboard.

    • Is there electricity onboard the boats?

      The ships electricity is AC 240 volts 50 cycle (standard electrical power used in Australia). Hairdryers are provided on the cruises, how ever you are welcome to bring your own shavers and hairdryers if you wish.

    • What should I wear?

      During the day, sportswear and casual clothes are suggested. We kindly ask that you do not wear bathing suits, singlets or brief attire in public rooms and lounges, especially in the Dining Room. Footwear is requested in both the Dining Room and Lounges. During the evening smart casual wear is recommended – an open neck shirt and slacks for gentlemen and a dress, skirt and blouse or pants outfit for the ladies. At the Captains Dinner on the final night of the cruise, a jacket and tie would not be out of place for gentlemen and a cocktail dress or pants outfit for the ladies. Be sure to bring a sun visor or hat, sunglasses and good sun blocks. Sandals, low-heeled deck shoes and tennis shoes are most suitable on deck and for shore excursions.

    • How much baggage can I bring?

      Baggage is limited to what you can stow in your cabins, so you would be advised not to over pack. All bags must be clearly labelled with your name. Bags have to be handled by crew and we would appreciate a weight limit of 15 kg.

    • We have a special occasion to celebrate, what can you do for us?
      You may want to order a cake, champagne or make some other celebratory arrangement for that special occasion. Please give two weeks notice before sailing.
    • Can I get picked up for the Murray Princess by the bus at my hotel?

      Coach Transfer Departures
      Coach transfer must be pre-booked. Coach Transfers depart from the below Adelaide CBD locations:

      • Adelaide Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street Adelaide at 1:20pm
      • Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square Adelaide at 1:30pm
      • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, 55 Frome Street Adelaide at 1:35pm
      • Crowne Plaza Adelaide, 27 Frome Street Adelaide at 1:35pm
      • Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 150 North Terrace Adelaide at 1:45pm
      • The Terrace Hotel Adelaide, 208 South Terrace Adelaide at 2:00pm

      Coach Transfer Returns
      Coach transfer must be pre-booked. Coach Transfers back to the below Adelaide locations, depart Mannum at 9.30 am and
      arrive in Adelaide at approx. 11:00 am– 11:30amor 5:30 pm after optional Barossa Wine and Heritage tour:

      • Adelaide Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street Adelaide
      • Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square Adelaide
      • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, 55 Frome Street Adelaide
      • Crowne Plaza Adelaide, 27 Frome Street Adelaide
      • Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 150 North Terrace Adelaide
      • The Terrace Hotel Adelaide, 208 South Terrace Adelaide
      • Adelaide Airport (12:00pm / 6:00pm)

      You may choose to be transferred to the Adelaide Airport, your arrival time will be approximately 12:00 pm or 6:00 pm. Please allow at least 3 hours after arrival for your flights to allow for possible delays getting to the airport.

      PLEASE NOTE: Departure and return times may vary on a few of our Special Event Cruises. Please check your cruise itinerary for this information.

    • What do we do with special requests or dietary requirements?

      Once we leave the wharf these ships cannot obtain additional supplies or medicines. Special requests or dietary requirements must be advised to your booking agent as early as possible. Upon boarding please consult with your Cruise Director. Please also ensure you bring any prescription medication you may need.

    • Do I need to bring anything at check in?

      The following information is required at check-in: – Photo identification for each passenger (drivers license or passport) – Your cruise confirmation number (located on your e-ticket) – Your credit card (as security against your onboard Cabin account)